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Gas reserve to last till 2011
Experts alarmed at chilling prospect, suggest govt to go out for intense exploration right away
As new figures forecast a serious gas crisis from as early as 2011, the government should immediately open up the existing oil and gas blocks for international oil companies instead of going for a time
2 Petrobangla executives, wives killed in road crash
Their sons injured, 9 others die in 2 accidents
Thirteen people including two Petrobangla high officials and their spouses were killed and five others injured in two road accidents on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the district yesterday morning.
Mirpur garment worker lynched for a T-shirt
Security guards and production manager of a garment factory in Mirpur allegedly killed a young garment worker early yesterday for trying to go out of the factory in a new T-shirt, a product worth notmore
Tipaimukh Dam
Indian move to trigger severe eco-disaster
Fear experts, rights activists of two countries
The water flow to Bangladesh's major river system -- the Meghna and its tributaries - - might be slashed by around one third resulting in massive intrusion of saline water from the Bay of Bengal withits
Rab captures JMB's top Khulna leader
2,000 bombs could be made from seized explosives
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a Khulna divisional second-in-command of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Thursday night and seized huge amount of explosives and bomb-making materials from
Public School Admission
41,050 applicants for 8,726 seats
About five students compete for a seat in classes I to IX this year as admission tests are held at 24 government schools in the city in the first week of January.
Mob beats up 6 cops in Ctg for extortion
Agitated locals beat up six cops and a police informant while the seven were reportedly collecting tolls from hawkers in Baluchhara area of the city yesterday.
Stray bullet kills Bangladeshi woman in US
A Bangladeshi woman who emigrated to the US was killed by a stray bullet shot through her window near midnight on Wednesday.
31st Night
Revellers to face traffic ban, strict vigilance
Transport movement on some city areas will be restricted on the 31st night to tackle unruly New Year revellers and ward off any subversive act, according to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Tourists throng Cox's Bazar to hail 2006
Thousands of tourists are thronging the Cox's Bazar beach, eager to see off the last sun of 2005 and hail New Year.
NSU student rescued after his abduction by driver
Gulshan police on Thursday rescued a BBA student of North South University (NSU), who was abducted by their car driver on December 27 for Tk 20 lakh ransom.
Fresh Voter List
Lawyers blast CEC's move
Leading Supreme Court lawyers yesterday said the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz's carrying on with the work for making fresh voter list with the hearing of the writ petitions pending
Procession protests militancy
Different social, cultural and human rights organisations under the banner of Bikkhubdha Deshbasi (aggrieved countrymen) yesterday brought out a procession from the Central Shaheed Minar protesting extreme
Tata willing to manage Mongla Port
Indian industrial giant Tata Group has reportedly proposed to take up a lease on Mongla Port in a bid to improve its performance so that foreign ships don't shy away from using the port.
A procession with the national flag...

JMB admits to killing ansars in Natore
Warns of further attacks on Dec 31
The suicide squad of the banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) yesterday claimed the responsibility of the killing of three Ansar members at Bamihal police camp in Singra upazila of Natore.
Tarique sees foreign hands in militancy
Senior Joint Secretary General of ruling BNP Tarique Rahman suspects foreign conspiracy behind the rise in militant activities in the country.
BDR pushes back 13 Indians
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Thursday night pushed back the 13 Bangla-speaking Indians pushed into Bangladesh by Border Security Force (BSF) the same day.
10 Sudanese migrants killed in Cairo clash
UN refugee agency 'shocked'
Ten Sudanese migrants were killed yesterday in clashes with Egyptian police trying to dismantle a protest camp where hundreds of migrants had lived for months demanding resettlement outside the country,

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